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b. Compare and Contrast How are colloids andsuspensions different from solutions?

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Step-by-step explanation:Solutions, colloids and suspensions are the three main classifications of a mixture based on sizes of the particles. A solution is a homogeneous mixture of solutes and solvents. Suspensions are mixtures of small insoluble particles of a solid in a liquid or gas. Colloids are homogeneous mixtures of two phases. Solutions have the following characteristics: The size of particles is smallThe particles do not settle on standing. The particles pass through ordinary filter papers. They are clear and do not have color. They do not scatter lightSuspensions have the following properties: The particles dispersed are largeThey settle on standing. The particles do not pass through ordinary filter papersThey do not pass through permeable membraneThey are visible with microscope or naked eyes. They are cloudyScatters light. Colloids have the following properties: Their particles are between those in solutions and suspensions. Their particles do not settle on standing. Their particles pass through ordinary filter paper. They do not pass through permeable membranes. Scatters lightLearn more: Mixtures